Construction is now underway for the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. The Port Operators posted a video showing the latest development of its DWDR £250m programme. The programme will see the regeneration of the western docks, including the former Hoverport, and according to the Ports Operators will bring new investment into the area. The Port of Dover is one of Europes busiest ferry ports and handles 12 million passengers, 2.6 million freight vehicles, 2.3m tourist vehicles and up to £119 billion of UK/European trade. The Port handles 17% of the UKs trade in goods and supports 22,000 jobs. With UK Government planning approval and supported by a mix of private finance and European Union grant funding, DWDR will aimed to deliver: Relocation and further development of the cargo business with a new cargo terminal and distribution centre. Creation of greater space within the Eastern Docks for ferry traffic. Much needed quality employment opportunities for local people. A transformed waterfront to ultimately attract a host of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants with Dover’s unique backdrop of the harbour, cliffs and castle. Work on the first stage of DWDR began in January 2017 and is supported by a consortium of British and European lenders who agreed a £200m package of loans to support the Port of Dover’s flagship capital building programme.